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You can get a cup of coffee pretty much anywhere in the world, but Cape Town is a special place and there are some truly notable spots where you can opt to caffeinate.  Some people can't start their day without it, some people drink it for a pick me up in the middle of the day and some people just drink it - often. 

Coffee and Coffee shops mean different things to different people . Coffee guru’s may know the language of coffee but everyone has a favourite coffee cafe to suit their needs AND get their coffee fix. It may be related to the convenience, it may be the vibe, it may just be the coffee - but if you are dedicated to the bean, then we invite you to enjoy and sample from our list of #DriveTimeCoffee places that we happen to like in terms of good atmosphere and good coffee. We think they are definitely worth a #DriveTimeCoffee stop especially when travelling over Chapman's Peak Drive.


Baked Bistro

This unpretentious warm and friendly Bistro in trendy Bakoven (Translation: baked oven) has a strong reputation for freshly baked goods, breakfast and excellent coffee.  They are proud purveyors of Origin Artisan Coffee Roasters and they say they hope you enjoy #gettingBAKEDinBAKOVEN.  An absolutely delightful coffee shop.

Tel: 021 437 0297
Address: 38, Victoria Road, Bakoven, Camps Bay.
Website:  http://www.bakedbistro.co.za/

Hout Bay

La Cuccina

They call themselves the "artisan roasters of Africa" and are situated in the Victoria Mall in Hout Bay.  It's friendly and warm and a popular meeting spot for Hout Bay locals.  There is a full page on their website dedicated to coffee and coffee crafting - but the proof is in the proverbial pudding... taste it! It's GREAT!  And La Cuccina is not just a coffee shop - it offers a deli supplying fresh free range and organic produce too and the literally make everything right from scratch.  Stop - because you can.

Tel: 021 790 8008
Address:  Victoria Mall, Corner of Victoria & Empire Roads, Hout Bay
Website: http://www.lacuccina.co.za/

Bay Harbour Market: ZA Cafe

This very popular weekend market has a host of excellent traders with almost any form of food and drink available to refresh your sustenance needs.  Freshly roasted beans make up ZA Cafe's portfolio so it's the best guarantee to get your favourite cuppa with a fresh, well roasted, perfectly ground cup of coffee, just the way you like it! 

ZA Cafe At Bay Harbour Market Tel:  084 568 7120
Address: Bay Harbour Market, 31 Harbour Road, Hout Bay
Website: https://www.facebook.com/ZACAFEhttp://www.bayharbour.co.za/Food-and-Drink.aspx

Dario's Cafe

All rituals have their place of worship and coffee is no different. Its temple is the café or ‘Bar’ as it is called in Italy. Dario’s Café offers an authentic Italian ‘bar’ experience where the daily buzz of activity, closely placed tables and intoxicating aroma of coffee invites all who enter to feel part of his coffee shop family. For the pleasure of Italian coffee - stop at Dario's, you may even become part of the family!

Tel: 021 791 0021
Address:  Victoria Avenue, Hout Bay
Website: http://www.darioscafe.co.za/

Hout Bay Coffee

A coffee roastery tucked behind the Woodcutters Arms near Mainstream shopping mall in Hout Bay. It's hidden and quirky, and not your regular franchise coffee joint. It's a tiny place that roast beans in small batches with passion and dedication. Excellent coffee (and cake), but be prepared to wait for a true artisan craft coffee experience.

Tel: 082 516 5838
Address:  Mainstream Centre, Princess Street, Hout Bay
Website: https://www.facebook.com/HoutbayCoffee


The Village Roast

Conveniently located at the entrance to Noordhoek Farm Village, their webpage states simply: roasting the best coffee beans in the south. Guy has been roasting his Village Roast House Blend for over a year with phenomenal support and feedback. It's quaint, small and extremely popular with a great reputation among local commuters as well as visitors to the Farm Village.

Tel: 021 789 1390
Address:  Noordhoek Farm Village, corner of Village Lane & Main Rd, Noordhoek
Website: http://villageroast.co.za/

Cafe Roux 

Adored & revered for its acclaimed live music gigs at Cafe Roux Sessions, we are inclined to forget that Cafe Roux is exactly that - a cafe that serves up fabulous coffee amongst other delights- with a selection of baked goods baked in-house daily!  Beat the queues at the Village roast and dodge the browsers at the Foodbarn deli and settle in for that perfect cuppa - indoors by the fire in winter or under the oak trees in summer - it's easy with friends or with kids, it's perfect for business meetings or catch ups with colleagues. 

Tel: 021 789 2538
Address:  Noordhoek Farm Village, corner of Village Lane & Main Rd, Noordhoek
Website: http://www.thefarmvillage.co.za/cafe-roux.php

The Foodbarn Deli 

The aromas of fresh bread and great coffee will tantalize you as you enter this bustling deli at Noordhoek Farm Village.  The atmosphere, deli goods and the convenience make it a popular stop for more than just coffee. A prized feature that just works with that awesome steaming beverage is Barn Books - fabulous well loved books, lining the walls and asking to be

Tel: 021 789 1966
Address:  Noordhoek Farm Village, corner of Village Lane & Main Rd, Noordhoek
Website: http://www.thefarmvillage.co.za/the-foodbarn-deli-and-tapas.php

The Daily Coffee Cafe/Noordhoek

Located on the outer perimeter of the Sun Valley Mall, the natural light adds to the ambience and their "New York meets Karoo flair" design interior theme. But here ambience is not everything, although their CEO Adriann de Bruyn says "We do not only sell coffee, we afford a warm emotion" . The Daily Coffee Café is renowned for its marvellous five-senses coffee manually prepared by the baristas who have had special training! 

Tel: 021 785 1469
Address:  Sun Valley Mall,  Noordhoek
Website: http://www.thedailycoffeecafe.co.za/noordhoek/


Free Range Coffee Shop, Imhoff Farm

There's a wonderful farm atmosphere here. It's a quaint, small, old fashioned and charming in a good homely way, coffee shop.  With indoor seating like grandma's kitchen, and an outdoor seating area and really good cappucino's, it's a great stop after Chapman's Peak Drive if you are heading south.  Imhoff Farm its self is worth a visit. Plenty for the kids to do (camel rides, reptile park, chocolate shops etc ) and lots for the parents too (coffee shops, cheese factory, sushi kitchen and others).

Tel: 021 783 4545
Address: Imhoff Farm, Kommetjie Main Road, Kommetjie.
Website: http://imhofffarm.co.za/restaurants/free-range-coffee-shop/


The Hub Cafe: The Village Hub

The Village Hub has become more than a community gathering point for the locals who live in the seaside town of Scarborough.  They have a simple menu with simple, authentic food and coffee, always coffee, always good coffee. In fact excellent coffee!  The Hub Cafe uses Bean There Coffee which is Fair Trade & organic - a perfect pit stop on the way to Cape Point.

Tel: 071 342 5210
Address: Watsonia Road, Scarborough.
Website: https://www.facebook.com/thehubcafescarborough/


Suggestions and recommendations are always welcome for #DriveTime.  This is not a comprehensive list of all coffee shops in the south peninsula and it's not a Top Ten List or Best of Coffee List either! This is just a selection of good coffee at good spots near Chapman's Peak Drive or on the way to Chapman's Peak Drive. With thanks to Noordhoek Farm Village for the image. 

Chapman’s Peak Drive Toll Plaza Office Hours:

The Toll Plaza is open Monday – Friday from 08h00 – 17h00 for registration as a Frequent User.
Address: Toll Plaza, Chapman’s Peak Drive, Hout Bay, Cape Town
Plaza Tel: 021 791 8220

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About Chapman's Peak Drive

  • Chapman’s Peak Drive toll road winds its way between Noordhoek and Hout Bay on the Atlantic Coast on the south-western tip of South Africa. Chapman’s Peak Drive is one of the most spectacular marine drives in the world.

    Chapman’s Peak Drive is affectionately known as #Chappies.